Here’s How You Can Stop Meta From Using Your Personal Data for AI Training


Generative AI is constantly in the limelight for its capabilities to take over the world with its innovative methods and efficiency. Undoubtedly it is of great help to businesses and individuals, but we all know that Generative is well-versed in generating realistic images, animation, and audio, which can be very useful for businesses.

These AIs work on the data fed during the training and constantly evolve with the user inputs. Regarding the same, Meta has been in talks about giving its users the option to choose if they want to share their personal data to generative or not. 

Yes, now you can opt to share your data or not with Meta’s new update of the help resource centre. For it to work properly it needs to be done by feeding data which is collected by the tech giants from the first-party and third-party apps. This collection of data has been an issue for many users due to the privacy menace.

The Facebook Help Center resource section has been recently added to the official website of Meta, which has a form called “Generative Data Subject Rights”, which is to help users to request the removal or altering of their personal data on any third-party apps. This allows the user to control their personal information to be used to train the generative

Not to mention, the company stated the form will only allow the users to delete the data from third-party apps and not from the Meta platforms which ultimately means the company is capable enough of using your personal data from first-party apps to train the generative

How to Operate Facebook’s “Generative AI Data Subject Rights”

Now, allow me to guide you on how you can delete your Facebook data being used for training

  • On Meta’s privacy policy page about generative AI, click on “Generative AI Data Subject Rights”.
  • Now go to “Learn more and submit requests here.”
  • Choose from the options that suit your consent the best. The options you get are to make changes, download, or alter your personal data, the other option is about deleting your personal data, and the third option is about any miscellaneous concerns.
  • Finally, pass the security check, and you are done. 

Also, Meta released Code Llama, which is an technology that is capable of generating and talking in codes and is built on Meta’s Llama 2 language model. One of Meta’s spokespersons said in a CNBC interview that this model “wasn’t trained on Meta user data, and we have not launched any Generative AI consumer features on our systems yet.” 

The step taken by Meta can be an excellent reassurance for people who are concerned about their personal information being misused; at the same time, the news is not exactly good because the Meta-owned platform still will have access to your personal data. 

This write-up was to enlighten you on the recent update by Meta. We hope that it was helpful, and for any further suggestions or queries, feel free to drop your comments down below. Also, to keep yourself informed on tech-related topics, engage with our Tech Updates

Aanchal Das

Aanchal is a family-oriented person who loves to spend time with her family. Her reserved demeanour allows her to reflect deeply on her thoughts and make well-thought-out decisions. She profoundly loves diplomatic studies and wishes to explore more about diverse cultures and languages worldwide. In her spare time, she reads or writes poetry prompts in her journal.

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